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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

This year’s Evolution of Manufacturing winners have made their mark on manufacturing and have specifically chosen Northeast Ohio as their place to make the magic happen. Check out this year's honorees.

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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

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Eagle Family Foods Group LLCPaul Smucker Wagstaff spreads his wings with Eagle Foods

Paul Smucker Wagstaff spent most of his career with The J.M. Smucker Co., working his way up the hierarchical ladder, on his way to one day lead the multi-billion dollar international food company. Then he quit.

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Signet’s unique leadership approach separates it from the pack

Private equity firms often get a bad rap. They can be characterized as cold-blooded, willing to eviscerate an acquired company […]

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Signet’s unique leadership approach separates it...

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Welty Building Co.Don Taylor’s team is built to last at Welty Building Co.

For Welty President and CEO Don Taylor, building his team is just as important as constructing a building — and he’s co-opted a novel approach to do so.

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Target your customers where it counts with variable data printing

Customized marketing cuts through the noise and creates one-on-one conversations. Lauren Hanna of Blue Technologies explains how variable data printing and its related software can help your company achieve this.

How to develop a strategy to compete effectively for key employees

Gallagher's Rory Lough and Joe Roberts explore strategies to attract, retain and engage key personnel and set your organization as a destination employer.

Ohio’s health care industry benefits from the state’s many strengths

Ohio’s health care industry is fortunate to have excellent research arms associated with its nationally accredited medical centers. JobsOhio's Aaron Pitts discusses the advantages of Ohio’s strong health care and bioscience industry.

Maximize the efficiency of your technology with vendor management

As organizations grow, departments invest in technology and applications to support that growth. But without quality vendor management, Blue Technologies’ Ryan Coleman says you may have overlapped services or a less than ideal vendor.

How tax reform is expected to alter the mergers and acquisitions landscape

BDO USA LLP's Dave Godenswager takes a close look at tax reform and its impact on merger and acquisition deal structures.